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Bird cage


Object number

RIF3530

Maker

Maker, attributed to George Robert Lawton, 1813?1885
Maker, formerly attributed to John Colvin, 1794?1869

Dimensions

25 1/2 13 3/4 13 3/4 in. (64.77 34.925 34.925 cm)

Date

1838–56

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Scituate, Rhode Island
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Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

vernacular style

Provenance

Rachel Young (1917–1982), North Scituate and West Warwick, Rhode Island; sold to Robert Grabosky, Strasburg, Pennsylvania; Skinner, Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Bolton), January 6–7, 1983, lot 99E

Associated names

Rachel Young
Robert F. Grabosky
Skinner, Inc.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Mass., An Auction of Americana, sale cat. (January 6– 7, 1983), lot 99E, ill.
Jane Katcher and Alan Andersen, Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana, eds. David A. Schorsch and Ruth Wolfe, 2 (Seattle: Marquand Books, 2011), 183.